Parents seek refuge in school readiness programmes

SRPs focus on up-scaling children and tackle the learning losses that happened during online schooling. Can she cope  with the world? Will she be able to understand what is going on in school? She doesn’t have any friends. As she struggled to get Kshetra, her four-year-old, ready for preschool, she only had one thought on […]

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Schools: Teachers, keep that brain sane

Although Indian schools and colleges appoint counselors to foster the mental health development of students, there are no measures to help teachers with their own mental health. “Hello, Miss *Maria?” said a stern voice as she picked up the phone. “Yes, please tell me,” Maria said patiently, as her eyes anxiously glanced at the pile […]

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Schools: Hello, Math; Wait, Media Literacy

Media literacy is still an additional workshop in Indian schools and a touchy topic in Indian homes—teachers, media experts and sociologists say that this needs to change. Bengaluru: It is 2 p.m., an hour after lunch break. As *Ishita looks out of her classroom window, she sees the gloomy grey clouds fill Bengaluru’s skies. She […]

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A masked hurdle for dyslexic children

Teachers have to repeat instructions multiple times to be understood. As schools are reopening, dyslexic children are having trouble in the learning process as the teachers have to wear masks which muffle their voices. According to a study,“While masks prevent the spread of COVID, they also make spoken language more difficult for children to understand, […]

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Education crisis: Upper primary schools reopen to 40% attendance

Parents are reluctant to send their children to school, citing the surge in Covid-19 cases in the city. Bengaluru: Upper primary schools in Bangalore are witnessing low attendance. Classes from sixth to eighth standards recorded only about 40 to 50 percent attendance. Parents are still unsure about their children’s safety, mainly because the number of […]

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Online education a bane for photocopy shops

Twelve photocopy shops in and around Chathiram Bus stand struggle to run their business amid the pandemic. Tiruchirappalli: Owners of photocopy shops around Chathiram bus stand said they find it difficult to pay rent as their business has nearly come to a standstill because no schools and colleges are open. Sri Vasan Printer’s owner R […]

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Schools reopening: Parents of special children worried sick

After the government announced the possibility of schools reopening, parents of children with special needs prepare for the new challenge. October 22, 2020 | Written by Tunir Biswas Kolkata: Ever since West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on September 30th,  said  that a decision on reopening schools shall be taken after November 15th, parents of children […]

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